2020 Koestler Awards

    Our 2020 Koestler Awards Themed Category was ‘window’. We invited entrants to produce a poem, drawing, painting, song or other Koestler Artform inspired by the word ‘window’.

    With so many entrants unable to access classes, materials or staff members to send in their artworks, we were worried about the number of people who would be able to take part in the 2020 Koestler Awards and benefit from the feedback, awards, judging and certificates.

    Once again, however, the resilience, creativity and drive of our entrants and the staff supporting them shone through. The Koestler Arts Centre quickly filled with 6,419 entries to the Awards. This is only 1,000 fewer entries than in 2019. In the face of such adversity, it was a delight to celebrate the achievements of so many people

    Thank you to our panel of socially-distanced judges, who selected their 2020 Koestler Award winners and congratulations to the artists.